Raleigh, North Carolina June 25, 2015:
Second Chance Pet Adoptions and Shirley’s Animal Ministry teamed up with Athletes For Animals to receive a grant to spay, neuter, and vaccinate low income and homeless cats and dogs. The grant was awarded last summer and the work has just been completed.
Dave Ballesteros, president of the Second Chance board of directors said, “Second Chance is pleased to work in collaboration with Shirley’s Animal Ministry. Through this project, made possible by a grant from athletes for animals, more than 70 dogs and cats were neutered, spayed and vaccinated. Working with our animal rescue partners will help us in our quest to eliminate the pet overpopulation issue in our community.”
Shirley Phillips of Shirley’s Animal Ministry added, “I am thankful to athletes for animals for funding this cooperative project. It allowed me to work on the backlog of requests and recruit low-income folks needing spay/neuter services for their animals.”
About Athletes For Animals: Athletes For Animals is a united team of professional athletes with a shared passion for rescuing & protecting the welfare of homeless pets nationwide. The athlete ambassadors represent sports teams across the nation and are leveraging their public platforms to make an impact in the lives of homeless companion animals.
About Second Chance Pet Adoptions: Second Chance is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake county. Over 10,000 animals have been rescued and rehomed through Second Chance.
About Shirley’s Animal Ministry: Shirley’s Animal Ministry specifically helps low income people in southern wake county who are pet owners and need assistance with basic needs for their companion animals by providing low cost spay/neuter and vaccination vouchers.
Media contact: Leslie Speidel